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wage. how much do you want to pay for a cheeseburger? >> i look at obama as a perfect american. i felt this tingle up my leg. >> the president obama lovefest. "hannity" starts here, right now. we have a busy show planned. our hearts are with nelson mandela who died at 95. he was jailed for nearly three decades fighting against apartheid. we'll follow the story at the fox news channel. we are learning more and more about what a disaster obama care is. millions are learning they cannot keep the doctors they have on their insurance plan. they were promised they could but they can't. the website is such a mess people can't sign up. it is plagued with huge security risks and we are left with no choice. this law has to be repealed, replaced and like they did when they were selling the disastrous low to the american people, democrat democrats are lying again to save the law. they say republicans have no solutions. the republicans do have an alternative plan. it could save $2 trillion over ten years. we want you to join the conversation. log onto our facebook page. reince priebus is with us. >
in american politics when barack obama, an american mother and kenyan father, a graduate of harvard law school, the president of harvard law review, a senator in just his second year of office runs for president of the united states and is already the number two candidate. [ applause ] >> we're back to the "hardball college tour" at american university. mr. president, your remarks on economic justice to me as a roman catholic was so the further muslim background to the belief that we have, a social responsibility, a moral responsibility to look at how people have made it in this country. >> yeah. there's no great religion that doesn't speak to this. at root, every great religion has some equivalent of the golden rule, some equivalent of the idea that i am my brother's keeper and my sister's keeper, some notion that even as we each take individual responsibility for acting in a responsible and righteous way, part of our obligation is to the larger world and to future generations. and i think pope francis is showing himself to be just an extraordinarily thoughtful and soulful messenger of peace
state will be among five million americans who won't be covered by obama care because their states are refusing medicaid expansion. >> our state is doing something called insure oklahoma. we've done it several years. it was a ramp-up process where it was a state solution to deal with uninsured in our state. that now is also considered illegal and we're going through the process to try to figure out people that were covered under insure oklahoma, that are exactly in that pool you're describing, now are being pushed out and our state has to then reconfigure. the biggest issue is why. you talk to the people that were covered under insure oklahoma, they liked their coverage. they have come to me and complained and said why can't i deep this. and so there are big issues. so it's simple to look at the data from a distance but when you know those families face to face, you see the real effect on them. a car dealership in central oklahoma city just talked to two days ago and his statement is he's now gone back on and discovered he's losing his insurance because he's one of those small asso
the center for american progress for washington, d.c., this is where any minute president obama will be back on the bully pulpit as he tries to reset the script on his signature legislation and his second term as well. hi, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. this developing news tops the agenda today. multi tasker in chief. as i said, in just a few minutes the president will deliver that speech that will be a two-fer. his remarks about income inequality and how his health care reform can help close the gap. day two of the white house to regain control of the rocky rollout of the affordable care act. yesterday he fended off the gop attacks. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> and then there is tomorrow when the president will focus on those so-called
president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
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obama attacking the success of hard-working americans. we'll explain what he wants to do now. plus he's out, done, finished. martin bashir offered his resignation after the despicable comments he made about governor sarah palin. we'll tell you what he said and what his reasoning is. plus senator rand paul, bob beckel and andrea tantaros on this busy night of news. hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo...hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo hoo. sir... i'll get it together i promise... heeheehee. jimmy: ronny, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? ronny:i'd say happier than the pillsbury doughboy on his way to a baking convention. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> welcome back. we are learning more about the severe security risks plaguing health care.gov. before you enter your personal private information and other information into the site, we have to warn you. joining me now, david kennedy, the founder of trusted s.e.c. and he's known as the white hat hacker. also with us, the president of fms inc., luke chung. >> thanks for having me. >> you say
the american public sees them so negatively because they are obsessed wi eed with h obama and not doing their jobs. regardless of what the politics are, people expect you to do that. >> and based on 9% approval rating of congress, they should all be impeached for crying out loud. >> you mentioned dana milbank's column and he writes they have failed to cut off funding, difficulty suing obama in court, lost the 2012 election. that basically leaves them with the option of making loud but ineffectual noises about high crimes and misdemeanors. do they not care, though? i'm serious about that. do they not care about that 9% approval rating? do they not care that americans are sitting at home and saying why am i paying these people? >> unfortunately some of those people don't care, and that's the problem of the they have been -- they have been the loudest voices and getting the most attention. however, there are a lot of responsible members of congress on both sides of the aisle, and they really need to start tampering down this rhetoric and not going out and supporting it because they want a
for your time, i appreciate it. >> president obama's speech at the center for american progress getting buzz today and for several reasons. the washington post says, quote, it's the best speech obama has given on the economy and it's a provocative speech on race and politico says it is his most substantive on the intersection of race and politics, and this is our topic for the agenda panel today. we have serena maxwell, condition contributor to the grio, and sabrina is from "the huffington post." the president has not spoken much about race in his speeches and that's why so many ears perked up yesterday to this. here's what he had to say about this about why that is contributed and why washington considers to act on issues on economic inequality. take a listen. >> there is the myth that this is a problem restricted to a small share of predominantly minority poor. this isn't a broad-based problem. it's a black problem or a hispanic problem or a native-american problem. >> he said this is one of the better speeches he's given in trying to lay it out realistically and honestly about race i
their relationship with african-americans. the constituency that was most scarred during her first bid for the presidency. after comments former president bill clinton made about candidate barack obama in the 2008 race. comments that sounded racially insensitive to many ears. black and white. as a way to salve the wound, the profile including funerals for prominent african-americans or commemorations of civil right events of which the clintons have been present. marking the hundredth anniversary of the largest african-american sorority. >> the idea that in the 21st century african-americans would wait in line to vote for ten hours while whites in an affluent precinct next door waited just ten minutes, or that african-americans would receive fliers telling them the wrong time and day to exercise their constitutional rights, that is not the america we expect or the america we want for our children. >> well, in the article in the "new york times" i mentioned, former virginia governor the first elected african-american governor in the country recalled a conversation with bill clinton in ma
with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. kand i don't have time foris morunreliable companies.b angie's list definitely saves me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today. bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspe
joy reid, all yours. >> leave it to ari to bring back eddie murphy. >>> president obama is making a list, and he's checking it twice. >> this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. that's why i ran for president. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy. this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. a child may never be able to escape poverty, because she lacks a decent education or health care. that should offend all of us. what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, an american, is to make sure that every striving, hard-working, optimistic kid has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. dr. king once said, of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking. not anymore. if you still don't like obama care, you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >>> here at 30 rock, we are counting down to tonight's lighting of the famous rockefeller christmas tree. that war on christmas, a lot of hum bug, of course. but as
, president obama delivered remarks on the economy at an event hosted by the center for american progress. the president clearly outlined who and what his administration stands for, and asked the question, what are republicans actually for? do i get to answer that? i'll tell you exactly what republicans are for. on tuesday, republicans members of the house judiciary committee, they held this little hearing called -- titled "the president's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws." the topic was one of their favorites, the prospect of impeaching the president of the united states, of course. the party of no wouldn't even use the word impeachment. >> the word that we don't like to say in this committee, and i'm not about to utter here in this particular hearing. >> really? this is nothing new. republicans talk impeachment every time they disagree with the president and his policies. libya, obama care, gun policy, you name it. the 113th congress, you know what they're going to do, go down as the least productive congress in modern history. the only thing republicans have done is t
emerge that would be unthinkable today. >> i want to thank you. switching gees now, president obama goes back to college. he takes kris jenner matthews along with him. there can't miss conversation at american university this week. we will play a little from it. we will talk about it. that's next. i need a car that's stylish and fashionable... >> it's saturday, it's time for another edition of up against the clock. three people are warming up in the isolation booth. but we all have to wait a little longer. the same game you know and love. we will bring it to you in the next hour. stick around later. before we get to that, congress has passed fewer laws this year than ever before. president obama tried to diagnose the reason for the enaction. >> the big challenge you got is you got a faction of the republican party that sees compromise as a dirty word that has moved so far to the right, that it would be difficult for a ronald reagan to win the nomination for the republican party at this point. >> we will be playing more from the panel right after this. so i deserve a small business credit
is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would
of obama care, providing 40 million americans with insurance coverage. instead you have rush limbaugh saying that the pope is a marxist. has he ever read the bible? talks so much about caring for the poor. caring for people in need. it even says it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than a rich person to go to heaven. that doesn't matter to seem people on the right. their christianity is their own form. and that concerns me. >> that is the point. josh, at the end of the day, what rush limbaugh is attacking the pope for is espousing the very things jesus said in the bible. suddenly this is marxism? haven't they sort of really gone around the bend if they're going to attack, a., an important religious leader in the world and basket, somebody talking about what their value supposedly espoused, christian tanty. >> i think there is room for disagreement among christians about economic policy and about, you know, the extent to which we have a responsibility to use the government to reduce income inequality. so i don't think you have to agree with the pope on this if yo
a couple of days ago. tens of thousands of americans who think they have health insurance under obama care may discover january 1 that they do not. after days of refusing to release the stats on the problems that have been plaguing health care.gov the administration has announced under pressure from the press that the enrollments of 1 of every 4 people in the months of october and november were botched. at least one of every four. now since then they say at least one of every ten federal applications have had problems, since the fix. they think the number is higher in the state exchanges. a reporter pressed the agency in charge of the exchanges, the federal exchange for a solution to the mess. people think they have the coverage. they don't have the coverage. the insurer has a botched form. it doesn't have a name so it can't call the person to tell them, it didn't work for you. here was the answer. >> but you're not saying everyone should call. you're not suggesting urging them strongly despite the fact you are talking about a potential one in ten error rate going forward? >> i would encou
wage goes up as president obama says. unemployment among hispanics, among african-americans, among those struggling to get their first job to climb the economic ladder will go up. >> these guys are just making this stuff up. they're making it up. there is no study anywhere that says for sure unemployment of young people is going to go up if we raise the minimum wage. it's never happened before. you know, it's guys like paul ryan and ted cruz. groups like a.l.e.c. and the republican economic policies in general that keep wages stagnant at $7.25 an hour at the federal level. the republican mission, it is very clear. they want to keep labor cheap and profits for the top 1% as high as they can get them. and it's interesting. how paul ryan talks about the takers. let's talk about the takers for a moment. are the oil companies, are they takers? walmart? are they takers? on a local level, when they get tax abatements? how about boeing? are they a taker? they've got $9 billion worth ever incentives on the table just to stay in washington so workers can have a job. but, of course, the union
younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how could switchgrass in argentina, change engineering in dubai, aluminum production in south africa, and the aerospace industry in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 70% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. combinations of your favorite seafood from lobster to crab, shrimp and mussels in a savory broth. try one today
for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. eastern. whatever you're doing thursday night, i'm giving you plenty of advance notice, you have to see this live when it happens. we'll be right back. [ grunts softly ] [ ding ] i sense you've overpacked, your stomach. try pepto to-go. it's pepto-bismol that fits in your pocket. relief can be yours, but your peanuts... are mine. ♪ >>> debunktion junction, what's my function? true or false? obama care does not, i repeat, does not cover babies? exhibit a, when this man tried to get insurance for his family, he was told he could buy a plan for his wife and himself and three young children, but his youngest child was out in the cold. obama care does not cover babies. that was his story and it went directly from the new york post to the fox news channel. >> i assumed it was a glitch, an administrative issue so i called up the new york health exchange and was advised, no, they don't all
will interview president obama as part of the hardball college tour live from american university. the full interview airs thursday. we're following more developing news just within the past hours, the house passed that bipartisan bill on guns. it extends a ban on firearms that are able to get past metal detectors, that so-called plastic guns, why one top democrat says the bill does not go far enough. >>> plus, we're tracking a deadly winter storm that could even push las vegas below the freezing point. the weather channel's forecasting some of the coldest temps in years. you can join the conversation so many of you already have. go to my twitter page. it is at tamron hall and my team is at newsnation. so i c an reach ally bank 24/7, but there are no branches? 24/7. i'm sorry, i'm just really reluctant to try new things. really? what's wrong with trying new things? look! mommy's new vacuum! (cat screech) you feel that in your muscles? i do... drink water. it's a long story. well, not having branches let's us give you great rates and service. i'd like that. a new way to bank. a better way to
the money spent by bush administration and before this the obama administration, race to the top, all of the advancements we've been expecting, that american students have moved downward in these testings. we now rank below what we rank before. we're mid-range. actually rank below vietnam on math and reading scores. vietnam, which is not considered like shanghai and singapore, some other leading asian countries has now moved up. ron, you've studied a lot of this. you've covered all of these issues. what's going on here with our inability to make any headway on what is arguably a national security issue, the fact our kids are falling behind on math and science. >> you're exactly right. it is a national security issue. i would step back and put the education system in that big bucket of national institutions that are failing to adapt to the times. just like our other institutions letting us down right now. we have our leaders on the national and local level instead of getting together and figuring out what needs to be done, how do we modernize and transform our education system, they ar
and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would have some momentum, but they don't. because there is not one clear message. and even on philosophy, political philosophy, the party is deeply divided. it will take a leader like ronald reagan to help heal that breach. now, if you look at the situation nationwide, it's clear the democrats are going to campaign largely in poor and working class precincts. today fast food workers across the country demonstrated for a $15 an hour wage. that has been endorsed by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost entirely and concentrate on the economy and putting forth a healthcare plan that makes sense. everything else really doesn't matter. it's all about wages,
of other americans who would pay for it. that's what president obama is trying to accomplish. now, there is no overt religious tenet against the nanny state, so those things come under render to caesar. and in a democracy the folks should decide what kind of political system they want. but, number three, number three, unfettered abortion, that's another matter. the far left wants absolutely no restrictions on destroying a fetus, none. as you may know, we actually ha doctor in philadelphia killing babies after they were born, thank god and i mean that literally, the man is in prison. christians generally oppose abortion unless there is a catastrophic situation with the mother. the far left despises that point of view. number 4, gay marriage. here the secular progressives have won. they have turned public opinion around and gay marriage is now legal in many places. once again, the judeo-christian philosophy opposes marriage unless it is between one man and one woman. and it took years for the seq. could secularists to hammer that point of view into the wall but they succeeded. final
administration's part with the health care website rollout. it's not a surprise that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. >> not everyone is buying what he's selling. >> obama things he can repeal reality with receiptry. his trouble is, he has a little bit of trouble governing. he's faced with a management problem. a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory. he's got a website that is not functioning correctly. he thinks if he says the right words, it will change perception. here he runs you against the wall. >> penmeanwhile, politico is reporting that people cybered up on sunday and monday. 29,000. and by the way, that's harry reid. some members of his staff are not among the 29,000 that signed up because they got an obama care exemption. his leadership staff is not going to have to go on the exchanges. the ruling earlier this year xwaif him the option to do so. none of the other leadership offices orks joof john boehner, nancy pelosi and others have done that. what do you think? >> r
american soldiers have weapons with which to defend themselves. another quote claims that president obama's administration will use any opportunity to go after the second amendment right and other constitutional rights such as free speech. that's indoctrination. if that doesn't make your list this season, maybe this will. a china ware company is serving a serving tray with president obama's birth certificate. it's the perfect holiday gift for the birther in your family. i can think of some. >>> up next, the political civil war. hoping new fights on the right may cost the republicans a couple of winnable senate seats. remember how that happened last night? you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] you've got to try red lobster's four course seafood feast, just 15.99. start with soup, salad and cheddar bay biscuits then choose one of eight entrees plus dessert! four perfect courses, just 15.99. come in to red lobster today and sea food differently. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that i
mentioned who, word of the white house came through there, the center for american progress and he's speaking to folks across the country especially in the wake of the whole meltdown of the obama care website. this gives him more of a positive message to give to democrats, and to a working class people certainly who have been suffering on the losing end of a rising income and equality. >> you pointed out, susan, that this is not unique to his campaign either for barack obama or period. it's been used before this income inequality theme. john edward his the two americas. most recently here in new york bill de blasio's two cities theme, and in one case it worked and in another case it didn't if you talk about being elected. maybe that message can work on a local level and not too effective nationally? >> the nation is divided on whether these proposals on whether the government can make things better or whether you need to rely on the private sector and democrats have a firm view that, yes, that's one of the roles of the government including the federal government and the the republi
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see 4 million americans have been unemployed for six months or more. here's what president obama had to say in his weekly address. take a listen. >> for many families it can be the difference between hardship and catastrophe. it makes a difference for a mother who suddenly doesn't know if she will be able to put food on the table for his kids or a father who lost his job and is looking for a new one. last year it ended 2.5 people out of poverty and cushioned the blow for many more. >> now, alex, republicans are making the opposite argument. they are saying that the low unemployment rate or relatively low unemployment rate speaks to the fact that the economy doesn't need more stimulus, that they don't need to extend unemployment insurance. interestingly, though, i'll point out two things. one, the democrats in the white house not insisting that unemployment insurance extension be a part of a budget deal that might be passed next week. and also, alex, there are no big tax cuts or spending hikes that are -- spending cuts or tax hikes on the more vie zone. that speaks to the fact that ev
. earlier today, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember, before the affordable care act, these bad apple insurers had free reign every year to limit the care you received or use minor preexisting conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy. so a lot of people thought they were buying coverage and it turned out not to be so good. >> if he really wants to go on offense, president obama needs, in my opinion, to tell it like it is about those bad apple insurers. they are selling substandard junk insurance. but for -- there just seems to be a great deal of reluctance o
-800-medicare >> president obama sat down with chris matthews for an exclusive interview at american university. the president addressed problems with the obama care website and talked about the perception of mismanagement within his administration. >> the management of government and part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention. if we do something that is perceived as a screw up, it will be on the nightly news for a week. when my former secretary of defense, wonderful public servant served under seven presidents, i asked him so bob, you got any advice for me? he said understand you have a lot of people working for you. someone at this very moment is screwing something up. that's true. i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary and on every agency. how can we do things better and we can. >> the president was asked about 2016 and the possible democratic nominees. >> vice president joe biden and hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i will say. both hillary and joe would mak
is congressman, democrat from pennsylvania and the president of the center of american progress. she introduced president obama at his speech today. thank you both for being here. >> thank you for having me, reverend. >> congressman, let me go to you first. the defining challenge of our time. that's the quote from the president. isn't it something that congress has the moral duty to address? >> the congress and the country. this is the most important speech of all of the speeches in the entire career of barack obama. this is the most important speech he has given and will be recorded, i think, as so. it is also one of the most important speeches i think ever given by the american president because he really laid out that our country cannot stand with a circumstances of haves and have-nots, that we have to see things more not about charity, but he was really arguing about an enlightened self-interest on the country to educate our young people. we need to provide employment and entrepreneur opportunities for those in the shadows. he made this a very compelling, he wove it together by focusing on
african-americans in the post-president obama world five years after her husband's comments, which created some problems in that demographic for mrs. clinton. she now is trying to work to repair any remaining damage, if there is one. but there is another overlooked headline that deserves more attention than it got and it's how clinton aligns and distances herself from the administration to best position herself for 2016. there were two politico pieces that brought up this issue in the past week, particularly on the topic of iran. will, for instance, former secretary of state hillary clinton publicly react to the nuclear deal? and if so, how? a current decision is to stay silent and there's a lot of good reasons to stay silent. while she's cautiously optimistic about the deal, the implication is that she still has some lingering concerns and perhaps she wouldn't have been comfortable negotiating it the way john kerry was comfortable doing it. while she doesn't want to be out-israeled by anybody, she also doesn't want to look like she is undermining her successor at the state department. so
again. you may not be. the obama administration dropping a bombshell. thousands of americans who recently signed up for insurance may be left without coverage right before the new year and the federal government hasn't told them. we'll tell you the details. >>> and, guys, one of my favorite stories, ever. uh-oh spa getios. the company tweeting out this picture as a tribute to pearl harbor. what was meant as an honor was inappropriate. you have to read the spaghettios headline. >>> "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> and "fox & friends," welcome. the popular show. >> we think it is. >> "fox & friends" christmas party, we'll share photos from that yesterday. >> we shut down the bowling lane yesterday. most of our crew did pretty well, and a segment on how it is the holiday christmas party. i. a lot of folks will wind up going to work hungover. tips how to beat the hangover. >> tips, fake it until you make it. >> that's what i'm doing right now. >> don't announce that. >>> and while you were sleeping, american war veteran captured in north korea over a month released. right now he
, but some in the media have concluded this fiasco of obama care is simply indefensible, especially when the man lied dozens of times to the american people. there are some this the liberal media, some liberals saying it has to be covered. that's his reaction. how dare you. >> do you think he's ticked off about the negative -- >> he's had 100% sycophant coverage. the wheels are coming off. some of his most ardent supporters are saying, you have gone too far. >> thank you, brent. >> hope you feel better. >> thank you very much. i have my tea, my honey, all sorts of things. this problem may be earning me more money. we'll explain it to you in 15 minutes right here. coming uh, a well known washington whistleblower has new information on what he called controversial hires by the obama administration. wait until you hear who is now going to be basically embracing immigration policy in this country. an exclusive next. >>> plus, just out for gift givers, the baby chair with a built-in ipad holders for infants. is this a good idea? [kevin] paul and i have been friends... [paul] well...forever. [
. plus president obama uses a main stream media interview to attack the media. >> the american people are good and they are decent and yes, sometimes we get very divided partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them. and splinter them. >> was that a fair shot? or are we being too sensitive? i'll tell you what i think. how sensitive should news outlets be about the anniversary of the sandy hook school massac massacre. >>> and a man who's name is synonymous with new year's eve. ryan sechrest. >> i have said to all of my partners when i signed on to each of them, that i will work 110% for you. i will work just as hard for you as if i only had one job. >> and who would you name is most important media person of the year? the website i want media has surveyed thousands of people and we will reveal their answer. we do have a lot to cover so let's get started. it's time for "reliable sources." >>> thank you for tuning in. you know, one way to learn about the state of the news media is to talk about the comings and going talent. a key part of the morning show's f
.gov is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> i still think the foundations of this plan have some of the same kinds of problems that the rollout has had, but they're fundamental. very hard to overcome. >> when this website eventually gets fixed, the problems really begin for this administration. this is just beginning the disaster of obama care. >> okay. let me go back to chuck. just studying politics, don't you get the case with boehner and cantor who in another universe would be reasonable, i think, they sort of acts like prisoners of war, p.o.w.s. it's mechanical. do you sense there's a real passion among the establishment republicans, what we call the establishment, that they're going to have to live with this as they had to live with medicare and social security and down the road they'll have to marry it. >> what i sense is this lack of passion on the whole repeal, this isn't going to work aspect among that establishment wing of the party, chris. because i think -- you brought up jack kingston. let me giv
obama care to slavery. even sarah palin embraced the term shuck and jive. i mean, these kind of outreach attempts are the most backfiring i've seen in american politics probably in my lifetime. >> it is a bit handed in the way they go about doing this. you see what they might have been trying to do here. one hopes that tomorrow they might send out a tweet ending poverty and then all warfare tomorrow. it doesn't work that way. people are not inclined to give this republican party the benefit of the doubt because of the record of statements and because of the record of policies. the most prominent of which right now is immigration which is being bottled up entirely because of the republican leadership. look, you've got a republican leadership in washington. then you've got the tea party. and that's certainly where the latter is certainly where the racism is bubbling up right now. but you've got a republican majority in power in the house that is refusing still to take on this tea party because they're fightened of that. so the best you come up with is the ham handed efforts to say we, too,
kored by obama care by the first is rapidly approaching. for uninsured americans to select a health plan and get care at healthcare.gov. as part of this week's ramped up pr push, the president sat down with our own chris matthews where he addressed the signature legislation. >> there's a specific challenge that we've got, and that is a congress and this city, washington, that is gridlocked and spends too much time worrying about the next election and not enough time worrying about the next generation. >> before this week's pr push kicked off, the white house assembled a democratic strike team to promote the aca and engage that next generation. joining me now matt cartwright. it's good to have you here. we know the president has focused on a different advantage of the aca each day this week. how would you describe the game plan going forth. what are the marching orders from the white house for you? >> i think marching orders is probably too strong a phrase. this is a group that i'm so glad to be a part of. it's a group that we're already out there talking about the health care reform. i t
care reform republican style. >> when you look at obama care, what you see is a government-centered health care delivery system. that's not what the american people want. the american people want to pick their own type of insurance, their own doctor, their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system looks like. >> will that be up for a vote in 2014, a plan like that? >> will that be up in 2014? >> we'll see. >> steve schmidt, the guy can't even take the question seriously. the republicans in the house would vote on anything involving health care from their side, an idea from their side. >> it's interesting, one of the founders of the democratic leadership council out with a book today that charts bill clinton's rise to power. when you look at bill clinton coming to power after three disastrous elections where the democratic party was viewed as unelectable by a lot of the country, it was fueled by ideas, by platform, by a vision of where to lead to reinvent the party. and you see the great deficit in those remarks by the speaker that the congressional win
these past few months. so it's not surprising that the american people's frustrations with washington are at an all-time high. >> but not everyone is buying what he's selling. charles krauthammer thinks the president is out of touch. >> obama thinks that he can repeal reality with rhetoric. his trouble is he has trouble governing. and he's faced with a management problem, a government problem. he passed a bill that is so complex, the regulations are so complex and contradictory, he's got a website that is not functioning correctly. and he thinks that if he makes the right speeches, he says the right words, somehow it will change perception. but he runs up against the wall. >> meanwhile, politico is reporting today that 29,000 people signed up for insurance through healthcare.gov on sunday and monday. >> let's stop this. >> and by the way, that's harry reid. some members of harry reid's staff who helped create the law aren't among the 29,000 that had to sign up for obama care because they got an obama care exemption. what they did, greg, basically he said that his leadership staff -- >
the attack. >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on american families, small businesses, and our economy. and it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> i still think the foundations of this plan have some of the same kinds of problems that the rollout has had, but they're fundamental. very hard to overcome. >> when this website eventually gets fixed, the problems really begin for this administration. this is just beginning the disaster of obama care. >> okay. let me go back to chuck. just studying politics, don't you get the case with boehner and cantor who in another universe would be reasonable, i think, they sort of acts like prisoners of war, p.o.w.s. it's mechanical. do you sense there's a real passion among the establishment republicans, what we call the establishment, that they're going to have to live with this as they had to live with medicare and soc
of the american people, about half, who don't think we're on the right track, and he's, by the way, there's a new harvard political poll out that shows that president obama is losing the support of the millennials who put him in office. >> i heard that. how many newspapers do you have now in your syndication? talking about the american escalator. >> i need three more to hit 500, the magic number. >> this is one of the most successful columnists in the country. i'm so glad you've hooked up with msnbc. >>> up next, bill clinton clarifies his infamous comment about smoking marijuana and not inhaling. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> back to "hardball," and now for the sideshow. bill clinton shed some new light on one of his most enduring quotes from his 1992 campaign, no, it's not a place called hope but his defense about smoking pot. >> new controversy is swirling around in the form of marijuana smoke. it was during this appearance that he was asked point blank about illegal drugs. >> and that when i was in england, i experimented with marijuana a time or two, and i didn't like it an
black president. >>> plus, homecoming, the american war vet held captive in north korea lands back on u.s. soil after nearly six weeks in captivity. >>> the best option available, those are the words that president obama used just about an hour ago to defend the recent nuclear agreement with iran. the comments came during a foreign policy conversation at a washington think tank forum. nbc's kristen welker is live for us at the white house. kristen, did the president successfully sell his deal today? >> reporter: well, craig, i think that remains to be seen. but that is what he was doing. he was trying to sell this deal to the skeptics here in the united states, but also to israelis, a lot of israeli journalists in the audience there today. if you look at the polls inside israel, a lot of folks don't like this deal. so president obama trying to convince them of the merits of this deal, making the point that, look, it is a test. it's a six-month freeze of iran's nuclear program that will be tested by inspectors who will go into the country and determine their level of seriousness. he also
down on the offense against obama care for a long time. come 2014, come 2016, are americans are going to be saying, we have been this going on four, five, six years at this point. >> there's a big difference between 2014 and 2016. 2014, there's still a lot of kinks. and any government policy is very difficult to implement. but let's not forget, in 2011 and all the way through 2012, the president took a victory lap with it. he's the one who in late 2011 said, yeah, call it obama care. i'm going to own it. the campaign, they sent out e-mails. so obama care. so they wanted to own it. then they had to implement it. and that's where they got in trouble. because they did this victory dance, if you will, and then all of a sudden, the website happens. now, to think you could be that successful, just simply because the first part, which children under 26 went on, contraception, there were a lot of positives, which republicans agreed with many of those things in the negotiations or during the negotiations. but to take that victory dance and then to have to implement it, then you have to step ba
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